Brit gets the sex talk, and Ray learns Davros has a brother and accidentally ends up in a conversation with his mark.


Network
FX
Director(s) Nash Edgerton
Writer(s) Scott Ryan
Air Date 9/26/2019
Introduced This Episode
Nasir Fayssal Bazzi
Vinnie Kieran Darcy-Smith
Jason Hugo Johnston-Burt

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Recap

The Brother Of A Ghost: Nasir, Freddy, Ray

Nasir (Fayssal Bazzi) threatening Ray who killed his brother.
Nasir (Fayssal Bazzi): I’m gonna teach you about loss.

While Ray is getting his next assignment from Freddy, he comes across Freddy’s new accountant Nasir. Someone who happens to be Davros’ brother who swears revenge. Which seems unlikely considering how Ray was able to take out nearly all of Davros’ men and is still walking straight.

It’s Best To Keep Your Work & Personal Life Separate: Ray, Vinnie

Traditionally, Ray hasn’t known his marks, and when things get too friendly, he reminds them he isn’t their friend. So this Vinnie situation might be hard for, on top of Vinnie having protection, he is someone Ray knows, and they are cool. Which leads to the assumption Vinnie’s death may take a few episodes.

What Keeps Me Going: Bruce, Brit, Ray, Ally

As you can imagine, after being stuck at a toilet for a day, in the last episode, things aren’t getting better for Bruce. In fact, he is talking about suicide. However, between Brit and Ray, they are giving him a reason to live but not to live forever. Something he wants Ray to prep for mentally, and physically for Bruce may need his help.

But that isn’t the only tough conversation Ray faces. With things getting serious with Ally, and Brit used to her, it seems Ray thought it would be safe for them to have sex while Brit, assumingly, was sleeping. He was wrong, and while he was hitting it from the back, Brit walks in.

This leads to a sex talk which, overall, goes well, but leads to some questions. One of Brit’s questions deal with her being the fastest sperm, yet not a good swimmer, and that not adding up. Also, the idea of coming out of Ray’s balls doesn’t sit well with her. But you know who really is going to be confused, maybe upset, over all this? Brit’s mom. Especially when she learns Ally chimed in.

Review

Highlights

The Sex Talk

Usually, when there are sex talks between a parent and kid, it is either overly serious, or there is a bumbling idiot as a parent tripping over themselves. With Ray and Ally tag-teaming, we get neither. They try to break things down so Brit can understand and roll with the punches when their analogies backfire a bit. Yet, the writing and performances make for a memorable scene that could be a highlight of the season.

Bruce’s Reason For Living

With Bruce being the only family Ray has, outside of Brit of course, it makes the idea of him feeling the need to prep Ray for his demise devastating. Especially Bruce noting he is living because he doesn’t want to leave or sadden them. It reminds you of the weight both are carrying and struggling with. Also, it pushes you to fully recognize that as much of a badass as Ray is, between taking on random fights or surviving shootouts, he is still human and his weakness is a man who can barely stand on his own.

Ray Getting To Know/ Knowing His Mark

Vinnie (Kieran Darcy-Smith) making it clear he knows Ray well.
Vinnie (Kieran Darcy-Smith): I don’t believe it. Ray Shoesmith.

Outside of Davros, most of the people Ray assaulted or killed can’t easily be recalled. Like a police procedural, the weekly victim is important in the moment but are just a plot device when the episode ends. Making Vinnie someone who will take some time, and isn’t someone who deserves to die, a different mark than we are used to seeing. Add on he is higher up than Davros was, and Ray is hemming and hawing about killing him, this should boost Ray’s enforcer side far beyond any other storyline featuring that part of him.

The Whole Jason Bit Was Comical

Jason (Hugo Johnston-Burt) prepping for Ray to hit him.
Jason (Hugo Johnston-Burt)

Between Vinnie, and now Jason, there is a need to wonder if the writers have figured a way to make those Ray gets paid to handle have value? Whether they are on for a single episode or multiple episodes? Much less, taking note of Jason, can they make the mark comical, and show Ray’s adaptability, to bring us something beyond him showing up, the mark messing around, and then Ray doing what he was sent to do.

 

Season/ EpisodeSynopsisEpisode InformationTopics & Focused Characters
Season 2, Episode 4 “Monsters”As Mr. Inbetween improves capturing your interest on the hitman side, it almost seems they have found a way to make both sides to Ray compelling.
Director(s) Nash Edgerton
Writer(s) Scott Ryan
Air Date 10/3/2019
Introduced This Episode
Dennis Miller Paul Caesar
Kim Tiriel Mora
  • How Daddy Used To Face Monsters: Brit, Ray
  • Little Jenny: Ray, Dennis, Kim
Season 2, Episode 5 “Can’t Save You”At Christmas, Ray suffers two loses. One minor, one greater, and it makes the upcoming new year all the more difficult.
Director(s) Nash Edgerton
Writer(s) Scott Ryan
Air Date 10/10/2019
Introduced This Episode
Trent Nash Edgerton
Jacinta Natalie Tran
  • We Need To Talk: Jacinta, Ray, Britt
  • Today Seemed Like A Good Day: Ray, Britt, Trent, Bruce, Ally
  • Your Actions Have Consequences: Ray, Ally
Season 2, Episode 6 “Let Me Stop You There”What does a killer with a broken heart do? Well, seek ways for cathartic release – that’s how.
Director(s) Nash Edgerton
Writer(s) Scott Ryan
Air Date 10/17/2019
Introduced This Episode
Mandy Rebecca Montalti
  • How Do You Mend A Broken Heart?: Ray
  • A New Girl?: Mandy, Ray, Freddy
  • Things You Badly Want To Forget: Ally, Ray
Season 2, Episode 3 “I Came From Your Balls?”Brit gets the sex talk, and Ray learns Davros has a brother and accidentally ends up in a conversation with his mark.
Director(s) Nash Edgerton
Writer(s) Scott Ryan
Air Date 9/26/2019
Introduced This Episode
Nasir Fayssal Bazzi
Vinnie Kieran Darcy-Smith
Jason Hugo Johnston-Burt
  • The Brother Of A Ghost: Nasir, Freddy, Ray
  • It’s Best To Keep Your Work & Personal Life Separate: Ray, Vinnie
  • What Keeps Me Going: Bruce, Brit, Ray, Ally
Season 2, Episode 2 “Don’t Be a Dickhead”Mr. Inbetween doesn’t feature a murder this week, but Bruce triggers something which makes Ray willing to open up to Ally about a dark time in his life.
Director(s) Nash Edgerton
Writer(s) Scott Ryan
Air Date 09/19/2019
Introduced This Episode
Samantha Elle Murray
Petra Maha Wilson
Taylor Jayanna Assaf
  • Another Day, Another Assignment: Ray, Freddy
  • You Shouldn’t Have Messed With My Kid: Petra, Taylor, Samantha, Ray, Brit
  • It’s All Fun & Games Until A Few Beers Open You Up: Ray, Gary, Tatiana, Ally
Season 2, Episode 1 “Shoulda Tapped” [Season Premiere]Mr. Inbetween returns and between an issue Britt has at school and one of Ray’s employers trying to be cheap, it’s same ole, same ole.
Director(s) Nash Edgerton
Writer(s) Scott Ryan
Air Date 9/12/2019
  • I Need You To Choose A Password | Gary, Ray
  • Who Is Bullying My Daughter? | Britt, Ray
  • This Is What Happens When You Do Things For Cheap|  Ray

Mr. InBetween: Season 1 – Recap/ Review

While the first season of Mr. Inbetween failed to find a sweet spot between the gangster and dad, it still made for one hell of a first season.

Season 1/ Episode 5 "Hard Worker"

Ray ends up in a bit of trouble this episode. However, both times, he shows he isn’t a simple hitman and makes a smart decision.

Season 1/ Episode 6 "Your Mum's Got a Strongbox"

How did Ray get away with his hands in bondage and stuck in a trunk? Well, it is mostly due to luck and dealing with idiots.

Season 1/ Episode 4 “On Behalf of Society”

Ally begins to see Ray as we see him, and it makes her a bit more cautious when it comes to dating him.

Season 1/ Episode 3 “Captain Obvious”

Gary proves himself to be the dump truck which keeps dropping crap on Ray’s life.

Season 1/ Episode 2 "Unicorns Know Everybody’s Name"

Freddy and Gary make mistakes which Ray finds himself having to handle. Both of which could have been preventable.

Season 1/ Episode 1 “The Pee Pee Guy”

While the thug side of Mr. Inbetween is generic, the lead's personal life, like being a father, compensates enough to perhaps hook viewers.

The Whole Jason Bit Was Comical - 85%
Ray Getting To Know/ Knowing His Mark - 88%
Bruce’s Reason For Living - 90%
The Sex Talk - 89%

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